AAFP: DSM-5 Developments for Forensic Applications

Presented By Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP
Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP

6 hours | 6 CEs

The on-demand professional training program on DSM-5: Developments for Forensic Applications is presented by Christina Pietz, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program provides an overview of the changes made in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), with special attention to how these changes impact psychologists’ work in forensic matters. Also discussed are more general problems that can result from including diagnoses in reports summarizing forensic psychological examinations. Participants review reports for the purpose of discussing how changes in the DSM may affect their forensic opinions.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the changes made in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Describe how these changes impact psychologists’ work in forensic matters

Describe problems that can result from including diagnoses in reports

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Presented By

Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP

Christina A. Pietz, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Forensic Psychologist at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO, and at Burrell Behavioral Health. She has completed psychological evaluations for federal courts throughout the United States, and she has testified as an expert ...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. History of DSM Criteria

3. DSM-5

4. DSM-5 Field Trails

5. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria and Adult Diagnoses

6. Adult Diagnosis - Part 2

7. Intellectual Disability and the DSM-5

8. Delusional Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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CE Credit

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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